Children's Grief Center of El Paso

Children's Grief Center of El Paso We are a children's bereavement center following the loss of a loved one. The Children's Grief Center has served the El Paso area as an incorporated non-profit children's grief support service agency since 1995.

The mission of the agency is to promote healing and emotional wellness for grieving children, teens and their families after the loss of a loved one by providing loving support and education. The Children's Grief Center is the only area agency specializing in and providing grief support services to children in the El Paso area. Our services are unique in that we offer grief support for children by

The mission of the agency is to promote healing and emotional wellness for grieving children, teens and their families after the loss of a loved one by providing loving support and education. The Children's Grief Center is the only area agency specializing in and providing grief support services to children in the El Paso area. Our services are unique in that we offer grief support for children by

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The #CGC of #ElPaso stands in solidarity with the City of El Paso and it’s residents in remembrance of the tragic events...
08/03/2021

The #CGC of #ElPaso stands in solidarity with the City of El Paso and it’s residents in remembrance of the tragic events that occurred on 8/3/2019.

Over the past two years, there have been many children and families impacted by the #death of a loved one.

Fortunately, the #GriefCenter has been available to provide #healing & #hope in a #safe & #loving environment for families following the death of a loved one.

#ElPasoSTRONG #bereavement #grief #loss #support #ChildrensGriefCenter #NeverForget
Laura Olague Pablo Magdaleno Shawn Ollis

The #CGC of #ElPaso stands in solidarity with the City of El Paso and it’s residents in remembrance of the tragic events that occurred on 8/3/2019.

Over the past two years, there have been many children and families impacted by the #death of a loved one.

Fortunately, the #GriefCenter has been available to provide #healing & #hope in a #safe & #loving environment for families following the death of a loved one.

#ElPasoSTRONG #bereavement #grief #loss #support #ChildrensGriefCenter #NeverForget
Laura Olague Pablo Magdaleno Shawn Ollis

Shop and Donate!This coming weekend, as you shop for your Valentine and loved ones, the Children’s Grief Center will rec...
02/09/2021

Shop and Donate!

This coming weekend, as you shop for your Valentine and loved ones, the Children’s Grief Center will received 20% of purchases made from Kendra Scott’s Virtual Jewelry sale on Feb 12th and 13th. You may also select pick up in-store or curbside on your online purchases.

You must enter the coupon code for us to receive the donation both in your cart and at checkout. Give a gift from the heart to your loved ones and to your community.

Please also help us by sharing!!
#HappyValentinesDay #CGC #ElPasoStrong #Community #ChildrensGrief #Bereavement
Shawn Ollis Hector A Astorga Pablo Magdaleno Laura Olague

Shop and Donate!

This coming weekend, as you shop for your Valentine and loved ones, the Children’s Grief Center will received 20% of purchases made from Kendra Scott’s Virtual Jewelry sale on Feb 12th and 13th. You may also select pick up in-store or curbside on your online purchases.

You must enter the coupon code for us to receive the donation both in your cart and at checkout. Give a gift from the heart to your loved ones and to your community.

Please also help us by sharing!!
#HappyValentinesDay #CGC #ElPasoStrong #Community #ChildrensGrief #Bereavement
Shawn Ollis Hector A Astorga Pablo Magdaleno Laura Olague

The CHILDRENS GRIEF CENTER OF EL PASO has served the #ElPaso region since 1995, providing #healing and #hope in a #safe ...
01/27/2021

The CHILDRENS GRIEF CENTER OF EL PASO has served the #ElPaso region since 1995, providing #healing and #hope in a #safe and #loving environment for #grieving children, teens and their families following the #death of a loved one. 2020 marked the #CGC’s #25thAnniversary!

Last week during our first meeting of the new year, the center’s board of directors presented Executive Director, Laura Olague with a silver plate to celebrate her 25 years of service to the community and show our appreciation for all of her impactful efforts.

The inscription read,
“Thank you from the El Paso community and your board of directors for all of your hard work, dedication, care and support for families during their most vulnerable moments.”

#SilverAnniversary #NonProfit #ThankYou #ElPasoSTRONG #Community #ElPasoTX #Bereavement #Grief #Loss #Support

Shawn Ollis Hector A Astorga Pablo A. Magdaleno-Carlos, New York Life

The CHILDRENS GRIEF CENTER OF EL PASO has served the #ElPaso region since 1995, providing #healing and #hope in a #safe and #loving environment for #grieving children, teens and their families following the #death of a loved one. 2020 marked the #CGC’s #25thAnniversary!

Last week during our first meeting of the new year, the center’s board of directors presented Executive Director, Laura Olague with a silver plate to celebrate her 25 years of service to the community and show our appreciation for all of her impactful efforts.

The inscription read,
“Thank you from the El Paso community and your board of directors for all of your hard work, dedication, care and support for families during their most vulnerable moments.”

#SilverAnniversary #NonProfit #ThankYou #ElPasoSTRONG #Community #ElPasoTX #Bereavement #Grief #Loss #Support

Shawn Ollis Hector A Astorga Pablo A. Magdaleno-Carlos, New York Life

12/02/2020

Dear Friends of the Center,

Please make a gift to the Children’s Grief Center. We are approaching the holidays as we move toward the end of a difficult year for many grieving children and families. What a challenge for our community as we have experienced the death of many friends and family from this virus. The Children’s Grief Center has been here to serve our community from all types of losses and now we have been impacted with deaths related to Covid. We’ve seen the anxiety, depression and anger that has developed in our children and teens. We’ve seen young families whose dad’s, mom’s and other loved ones lost their battle to this illness. No doubt about it . . .it’s a tough time. It’s hard to think about Thanksgiving, decorating Christmas trees, and gathering with family when we’ve been advised not to gather for fear of spreading Covid.

As an essential service to the community, we have remained open to our families needing our services. We halted in person services and opted for virtual services a couple of times for a few weeks as our city’s numbers rose so high. At the Center we use hand sanitizer, separate as much as possible and of course, everyone wears masks. Our kids look forward to attending and sharing their experiences and emotions related to their losses. Their attendance lowers their anxiety and helps them feel less stressed. It brings a sense of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic time.

This year is our 25th anniversary of serving our community. We had big plans to celebrate. Needless to say, we can celebrate next year and still continue to be here for our grieving families. We are the only children’s bereavement center in the surrounding area and we couldn’t do this important work without your help. Please make a gift so that we can continue impacting lives for the better. We appreciate your support.

Blessings,
Laura Olague, M.Ed, FT
Executive Director

#CGC friends, please don’t forget to show your support today during #ElPasoGivingDay. We appreciate all of our donors!ht...
10/15/2020
Children's Grief Center of El Paso - El Paso Giving Day | October 15, 2020

#CGC friends, please don’t forget to show your support today during #ElPasoGivingDay. We appreciate all of our donors!

https://elpasogivingday.org/organizations/children-s-grief-center-of-el-paso

The #ChildrensGriefCenterofElPaso is the only children’s #bereavement center in the surrounding area focused on helping grieving children and teens heal following the loss of a loved one. With the traumas our community has faced recently, our services are more important than ever. We help minimize the onset of depression, anxiety disorders and behavior disorders with life-affirming skills and hope for the future. We teach coping strategies and help parents heal through their losses as well.

https://elpasogivingday.org/organizations/children-s-grief-center-of-el-paso

Laura Olague Shawn Ollis Pablo Magdaleno Hector A Astorga

El Paso Giving Day is an online charitable giving campaign designed to shine a light on the essential work of nonprofit organizations and ignite the spirit of giving in our community.

Happy (belated) Birthday to our Executive Director, Laura Olague! 🎈Laura’s passion and service is the drive behind the #...
08/20/2020

Happy (belated) Birthday to our Executive Director, Laura Olague! 🎈

Laura’s passion and service is the drive behind the #CGC’s mission and impact in our community.

We love and appreciate Laura for all of her hard work and sacrifice to ensure the center provides #healing and #hope in a #safeandlovingenvironment for grieving children, teens and their families following the death of a loved one.

#felizcumpleaños #andmanymore #mordida #weappreciateyou #elpasotx #lovingsupport #lifeaffirming #love #caring #support

Pablo Magdaleno Alfonso Sandoval Angelica Holguin Hector A Astorga Shawn Ollis

Earlier today, our board met in person for the first time since quarantine measures were put into place. #Socialdistanci...
06/19/2020

Earlier today, our board met in person for the first time since quarantine measures were put into place. #Socialdistancing measures were taken to keep everybody’s health as the top priority.

It was great to discuss the current state of the Center and future plans for 2020. We are thankful for individuals and organizations who have continued to financially support us during these challenging times.

The #CGC of #ElPaso has continued to support the community as an #essentialservice over the last couple of months and will continue to provide #healing and #hope in a #safeandlovingenvironment for #grieving children, teens and their families; following the #death of a loved one.

#COVID19 #CoronaVirus #Quarantine2020 ReadyOne Industries El Paso Electric ADP New York Life Insurance Company WestStar Bank Marathon Petroleum Corporation Security Service Federal Credit Union Prudential

Yolanda M. Chavez Laura Olague Pablo Magdaleno Hector A Astorga Alfonso Sandoval Angelica Holguin Shawn Ollis

05/08/2020
New York Life Insurance Company

‘The Golden Sweater’ is a beautiful story from the New York Life Foundation that acts as a tool to help families cope with loss. For every download of the book, the New York Life Foundation will donate $1 to organizations that support grieving children. #TheGoldenSweater #ChildrensGriefCenter

Created by the New York Life Foundation, ‘The Golden Sweater’ tells the story of a young boy named Kai who, together with his mom, is navigating the loss of his father. Download the book today to support those who help grieving children. #TheGoldenSweater

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03/23/2020

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The #CGC board of directors held their monthly meeting today to discuss plans and strategy for 2020. Pictured below are ...
02/22/2020

The #CGC board of directors held their monthly meeting today to discuss plans and strategy for 2020.

Pictured below are the officers for the year (L to R: president elect Pablo Magdaleno, President Shawn Ollis, Executive Director Laura Olague, Treasurer Mike Hernandez and Secretary Joe Cruz.

#BestofElPaso #Healing #Hope #Grieving #Bereavement #Death #Loss #Support

Hector A Astorga Angelica Holguin

On January 31st, WestStar team members took part in a Jeans Day for the Children's Grief Center of El Paso. With team me...
02/18/2020

On January 31st, WestStar team members took part in a Jeans Day for the Children's Grief Center of El Paso. With team member contributions and matching funds from WestStar Bank, $1,500 was donated to help support our mission being the only non-profit organization providing bereavement services to grieving children in our community. We would like to thank everyone at WestStar Bank for their donation, and a special thank you to our past-president and current board member, Hector A Astorga, for organizing this event and being an advocate for the center.
#ChildrensGriefCenter #CGC #EveryDayHeroes #WestStar #ElPasoStrong #ElPasoProud
Laura Olague Shawn Ollis Pablo Magdaleno

Thank you to ATT El Paso Consumer Commissions for their donation of $11,620 to the Children's Grief Center.  These kind ...
12/13/2019

Thank you to ATT El Paso Consumer Commissions for their donation of $11,620 to the Children's Grief Center. These kind people all came together to raise money through all kinds of food sales to help the grieving children and families that we serve. We are appreciative of your efforts.

Today is Children's Grief Awareness Day and in recognition of some of our little heroes here in El Paso, we would like t...
11/21/2019

Today is Children's Grief Awareness Day and in recognition of some of our little heroes here in El Paso, we would like to share these tips and best practices when helping a child in grief. We thank the National Alliance for Grieving Children and their 'Be an Everyday Hero' campaign as well as the New York Life Foundation and New York Life El Paso General Office for the hero-transformation! If you would like to donate to our mission and the only organization proving bereavement services to grieving children in our community you may do so here or at www.cgcelpaso.org. Thank you for your support!
Laura Olague Shawn Ollis Hector A Astorga Pablo Magdaleno

Meet some of our heroes from the Children's Grief Center of El Paso! Today we recognize Children's Grief Awareness Day a...
11/21/2019

Meet some of our heroes from the Children's Grief Center of El Paso! Today we recognize Children's Grief Awareness Day and we will be bringing you tips and best practices as to how best to help a child in grief. And we thank our partners at the New York Life Foundation and New York Life El Paso General Office for the hero transformation!

Meet our Executive Assistant, Alice Rangel.Alice began as a volunteer with the Children's Grief Center of El Paso and ha...
10/21/2019

Meet our Executive Assistant, Alice Rangel.

Alice began as a volunteer with the Children's Grief Center of El Paso and has been with us for 8 years! Alice continues to #volunteer on #GroupNight in assisting wherever she can. She is always kind and caring with our families and we are very thankful to have her on our team.

Thank you for everything you do, Alice!

#ChildrensGriefCenterofElPaso #CGC #BestofElPaso #Healing #Hope #SafeandLovingEnvironment #Grieving #Bereavement #Death #Support #ElPasoTX #ElPasoStrong

Laura Olague Shawn Ollis Pablo Magdaleno Rocio Chacon Alfonso Sandoval Angelica Holguin Pepe Cruz Hector A Astorga

El Paso’s Giving Day is just around the corner. A time when our city demonstrates its generosity and support for local c...
10/16/2019

El Paso’s Giving Day is just around the corner. A time when our city demonstrates its generosity and support for local causes!
On November 14th, help us celebrate and think of the Children’s Grief Center of El Paso during #EPGivingDay!

10/16/2019

THANK YOU to everyone who has made donations to the Children’s Grief Center in the last month to assist our children and families since the Wal Mart tragedy. We can’t thank you enough. Your support helps improve the lives of grieving children and families in our community

The Children’s Grief Center would like to thank our amazing sponsors and contributors that helped make our annual Memory...
08/17/2019

The Children’s Grief Center would like to thank our amazing sponsors and contributors that helped make our annual Memory Walk a successful event. It is through your help and partnership that we are able to continue with our mission. And a very special shoutout to our Board Members for your help and contributions. Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank our first responders who not only keep our city safe, but also assist organizations like ours during events like our #5K. THANK YOU! ❤️

#CommunityPartners #ElPasoStrong #ElPasoProud #CGC5K #Grief #Bereavement
Laura Olague Hector A Astorga Shawn Ollis Pablo Magdaleno

Thank you, New York Life El Paso, for all of your support during our annual Memory Walk. The New York Life volunteers as...
08/17/2019

Thank you, New York Life El Paso, for all of your support during our annual Memory Walk. The New York Life volunteers assisted with numerous tasks and stations, entertainment, and even walking our fur-friends from MuttLove Dog Rescue. And thank you for the generous donation that will enable our organization to continue our mission as the only organization providing bereavement services to grieving children, and their families, in El Paso.
#CommunityPartners #ElPasoStrong #ElPasoProud #NewYorkLife #CGC5K #Bereavement #VolunteersForGood
Laura Olague Shawn Ollis Hector A Astorga Pablo Magdaleno

Shoutout to the wonderful team of runners and walkers from El Paso Electric,who were awarded the trophy for largest team...
08/17/2019

Shoutout to the wonderful team of runners and walkers from El Paso Electric,who were awarded the trophy for largest team at our annual Memory Walk & 5K.

Thank you for your continuous support of our mission!!!

#CommunityPartner #EPElectric #CGC #ElPasoStrong #ElPasoProud #CGC5K #Montecillo #Bereavement #Healing

Laura Olague Shawn Ollis Hector A Astorga Pablo Magdaleno Rocio Chacon Pepe Cruz

We would like to thank Topgolf and their wonderful team for being such generous and wonderful hosts to #CGC & all of thi...
08/17/2019

We would like to thank Topgolf and their wonderful team for being such generous and wonderful hosts to #CGC & all of this year’s participants.

The 2019 #MemoryWalkand5K found a new home at the beautiful and booming Montecillo El Paso.

Special thanks also to the amazing team at Up and Running for a wonderfully planned event, as always, and for designing such a fun course for our participants!

#CommunityPartners #5K #MemoryWalk #Montecillo #ElPasoProud #ElPasoProud #CGC5K #TopGolf #NewRaceWhoDis

Laura Olague Shawn Ollis Hector A Astorga Pablo Magdaleno Rocio Chacon Pepe Cruz

We would like to thank the wonderful team from Glasheen, Valles & Inderman and Matthew Lopez for your continuous support...
08/17/2019

We would like to thank the wonderful team from Glasheen, Valles & Inderman and Matthew Lopez for your continuous support. For a number of years now, they have been #communitypartners of #CGC, supporting our efforts & mission as the only organization providing #bereavement services to grieving children and their families, in #ElPaso.

Thank you for building a team and joining us for our annual Memory Walk, and thank you for your very generous donation. These funds will help to provide counseling services to victims of the tragedy that struck our city on August 3rd.

#ElPasoStrong #ElPasoProud #Grief #ChildrensGriefCenter #Healing #ElPasoShooting #TopGolf

Laura Olague Shawn Ollis Pablo Magdaleno Rocio Chacon Pepe Cruz Hector A Astorga

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Children’s Grief Center’s Memory Walk.  We hope you had a good time and we app...
08/12/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Children’s Grief Center’s Memory Walk. We hope you had a good time and we appreciate you supporting the work of the Center in helping to improve the lives of grieving children and families. Thank you also to those who made donations for our upcoming work with the Wal Mart tragedy. Thank you to the Hanks High Basketball Team and the Montwood Law Club for their volunteer service. Way to go!
#ChildrensGriefCenter #Bereavement #Grief #CommunityPartner #ElPasoProud #ElPasoStrong #5K #MemoryWalk
Shawn Ollis Laura Olague Pablo Magdaleno

08/08/2019
Thank you for your support of our community. #CommunityPartners
08/05/2019

Thank you for your support of our community.
#CommunityPartners

Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas is profoundly saddened by the inexplicable violence that has impacted both El Paso and Dayton this past weekend. The lives of children whose loved ones were killed or injured have changed overnight. The grief, anxiety and trauma is more than any child or teen should have to bear.

We offer prayers to all those affected and will be providing bilingual child grief workbooks and art therapy supplies to our sister center, Children's Grief Center of El Paso. Thank you for supporting the mission of helping children’s hearts heal.

Staff and Board of Children’s Bereavement Center.

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11625 Pellicano Dr Ste B
El Paso, TX
79936

General information

The Children's Grief Center is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Grief support groups are provided to children, teens and their surviving parents or guardians. Children must be at least 5 years old.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

Telephone

(915) 532-6004

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